Newly launched diaper bag changes the game for busy parents
Based out of New York, woman-owned brand CityMouse is reimagining what a diaper bag can be. Gone are the days of lugging around an overstuffed, hefty backpack with old granola bars that have been lost to the bottom of the the bag.
11 Ideas for Family Quality Time on a Budget
11 Ideas for Family Quality Time on a BudgetPhoto byAbbie Clark of Hey She Thrives. Hey mama, we all know how important it is to make time for quality family bonding. But with busy schedules and tight budgets, it can be tough to come up with fun activities that won’t break the bank.
My daughter wanted to know why I shave my legs
**This is a work of nonfiction based on actual events that I have experienced firsthand; used with permission. I knew the day would come. The dreaded moment when my daughter would question the things I do in the bathroom, in front of the mirror, or in the shower.
New mom recently shares video of first moments bonding with her newborn-He came out clutching his mother's birth control
Violet Quick, a twenty-year-old married to John Francis, recently shared a startling video showing her newborn baby boy holding tightly to his mother’s IUD after birth. It has now been just over a week since the new mom shared the video capturing those priceless first moments with baby boy Rudy. [i]
Woman doesn't want her parents to be around her child unless they quit smoking
Quitting smoking is not easy and some people say it's harder to quit than hard drugs. However, when you have a child, you may want to steer clear of people that want to smoke around them just to be safe.
How to Cope With Negative Emotions During Motherhood
Motherhood is a beautiful, enriching journey for many women, but it can also be filled with highs and lows. For mamas everywhere, navigating the emotional terrain of being a parent often feels like trying to run an obstacle course - we experience a wide range of emotions from joy to frustration to exhaustion to guilt and back again. The challenge comes in learning how to move through these more negative feelings without succumbing to them or allowing them to become our primary focus.
I Was 7 Months Pregnant But Had No Sweet Baby Bump
Expecting what? Where's the evidence? These and other questions my colleagues asked. No, dear Reader. The above image was never me. I did not stand a chance to be that popping, even in a million years. Two pregnancies later, the mysteries surrounding both are still just that…mysterious for me to explain.
Time-Saving Tips For Busy Moms
If you’re a busy mom, you know how important it is to find ways to save time. Every minute counts when you’ve got a million things on your to-do list! Luckily, there are plenty of simple tips and tricks that can help you make the most of your time. Here are some of my personal favorite time-saving tips for busy moms. From meal prep shortcuts to organization hacks, these tips will help you keep your sanity while you’re juggling everything on your plate.
Woman admits to being jealous of her daughter and the perfect life she lives with grandparents, she didn't have the same
One young woman took to a Reddit post to get something off of her chest, which concerns how she feels about her daughter. It appears that although she gave birth to the girl, she does not feel love for her.
Advice for New Parents
If you’re a new parent or soon-to-be new parent, you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed. Taking care of a tiny person is intimidating! Believe me, I get it. I want to use this opportunity to offer you some advice that I wish I would have known when I first became a parent. Here are my top 10 pieces of advice for new parents!
Cameron Diaz On A Return To Acting After Becoming A Mother In Her 40's
Where has Actress Cameron Diaz been? She welcomed her first child via surrogate, a daughter named Raddix, in 2019 with her husband of 8 years, musician Benji Madden. She opened up about getting older in Hollywood and motherhood in her 40's in a new interview with her friend, Actress Gwyneth Paltrow on her Goop podcast. She tells her friend “The last eight years I shifted into another gear,” says Cameron Diaz. “I went in and did some really deep, personal healing.”
How to Create a Postpartum Care Plan
As a new mom, you’ve likely heard countless times that taking care of yourself is essential to getting through the challenging transition into parenthood. This means taking time for self-care in order to stay healthy and energized -- so that you can best provide loving care to your baby. But if you’re like me and MANY other moms out there, it can be easy to neglect your own needs while tending to those of your precious new little one. That's why having a postpartum plan – a “road map” if you will - with simple steps tailored just for YOU, helps ensure that self-care makes its way on top of the (very long!) list of daily priorities as a mom!
Managing Work-Life Balance
Managing Work-Life Balance For New MomsPhoto byPhoto by Kristina Paukshtite. Being a mom is one of the most rewarding and challenging roles you can have in life. Juggling motherhood with all its demands, while working and trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle can be extremely difficult. Believe me, I'm right in the thick of it. It’s important to make sure you find the right balance between work, family, and leisure time.
Keeping Your House Clean with Kids
Kids are a joy, aren’t they? :) But they sure can make keeping your house clean a challenge. I mean, with kids, we have toys,sensory play, andcraft projects. It can feel like you’re constantly cleaning up after your kids.
Rice Water for Postpartum Hair Care
It's common knowledge that hair will fall out after giving birth. After all, your body is going through a lot of changes, and it's just another thing to deal with! Not only do we have to deal with lack of sleep and sore nipples, but now we have to deal with bald spots?!!
Baby Time Capsules to Capture Precious Memories
This post includes affiliate links, if you purchase anything through these affiliated links, the author/website may earn a commission. Nothing feels more fulfilling than holding your baby in your arms. Your love for your child will only grow as they do. But what if you could also freeze these heartfelt moments in time to view later? With a baby time capsule, you can!
Pretend Play for Toddlers
Oh, the toddler stage. The toddler stage is so full of learning and imagination. Anything can be turned into a toy. Even something as simple as a cardboard box! Yes, we’ve had to fight our toddler over recycling cardboard boxes on trash days on many occasions. 😆 While there is nothing wrong with a cardboard box (in fact, it is a great open-ended toy to spur imagination and creativity), pretend toys are great for long-lasting fun and should be a part of any baby or toddler’s playroom.
Baby Development: Bending Over and Looking Through Their Legs
You are playing with your baby or toddler on the floor and suddenly, they bend over and look at you through their legs. They giggle and laugh and do it again! What could this possibly mean?! First, you are so impressed with their flexibility. Because let’s be real: when was the last time you could touch your toes? Then you wonder if they are trying to do yoga with this downward dog pose?